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Koh Samui - Thailand

Everything You Need to Know About Samui

Koh Samui (Samui Island) is a cosmopolitan melting pot, attracting budget travellers staying for a month or two in simple beachside bungalows, to the wealthiest holidaymakers dropping in for a weekend at one of the many luxury resort or villa on the many white sand beaches of Koh Samui.

From the hustle and bustle of Chaweng Beach to the lively yet relaxed atmosphere of Lamai Beach to the timeless feel of Bophut's Fisherman's Village to the tropical beach paradise of Maenam, Koh Samui is unique among Thailand's islands in maintaining a broad appeal for everyone. This helps to give the distinctive relaxed atmosphere that sets it apart. Not convinced yet? See our 10 Must See and Do list.

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1st Time in Samui?

  • First Time in Samui? Pick the right beach for your hotel...

    First Time in Samui? Pick the right beach for your hotel...

    Choosing a hotel in the wrong area can ruin your holiday so it's worth spending a couple of minutes looking at the pros Read More»

  • Top 10 Hotels in Koh Samui

    10 Best Hotels in Koh Samui

    Samui nowadays is a world-class holiday destination. It hosts a wide range of hotels and resorts for all budgets and Read More»

  • Top 10 Things to Do in Koh Samui

    10 Best Things to Do in Samui

    Koh Samui's repertoire of things to do and see is varied and interesting. From mummified monks to the famous grandma and Read More»

  • What to Do in Koh Samui in 2 Days

    What to Do in Samui in 2 Days

    Even with just 48 hours, you can see and enjoy many of Koh Samui’s top attractions. Check out our mini guide to find out Read More»

  • Top 10 Samui Shopping

    Top 10 Samui Shopping

    There are hundreds of shopping bargains to be had on Samui at almost every corner of the island. Nathon usually has the Read More»

  • Top 10 Samui Nightlife

    Top 10 Samui Nightlife

    Koh Samui has some of the best nightlife in Thailand. Discos, music venues, beer bars, night shopping, and even lady Read More»

  • Top 10 Hotels in Koh Samui

    10 Best Hotels in Koh Samui

    Samui nowadays is a world-class holiday destination. It hosts a wide range of hotels and resorts for all budgets and Read More»

  • Top 10 Koh Samui Luxury Resorts

    Top 10 Luxury Resorts

    When going for deluxe, five-star accommodation on Koh Samui and Koh Phangan some holidaymakers choose randomly. This can Read More»

  • Top 10 Koh Samui Best Beach Resorts and Villas

    10 Best Beach Resorts

    Koh Samui's Beach Resorts are the island's best ambassadors. The very essence of holidaying on Samui is encapsulated by Read More»

  • Top 10 Chaweng Hotels

    10 Best Hotels in Chaweng

    Located on the eastern coast of the island, Chaweng hosts its longest beach, and just like Patong in Phuket, is the Read More»

  • Top 10 Lamai Hotels

    10 Best Hotels in Lamai

    Lamai is one of the most popular holiday destinations in Koh Samui. Vibrant, yet less hectic than its northern neighbour Read More»

  • Top 10 Bophut Hotels

    10 Best Hotels in Bophut

    From two-star small guesthouses to five-star luxurious resorts, there's something for everyone in Bophut. Please check Read More»

What Type of Traveller Are You?

Koh Samui for Families

Spending a vacation in Koh Samui with children is a wonderful experience. The island features all the necessary

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Honeymoon in Koh Samui

Koh Samui can certainly be a very romantic destination. The island has all the assets of an exceptionally idyllic place Read More...

Koh Samui for Budget Travellers

Even though the idea of a holiday in a tropical island seems expensive, Samui is a popular destination for budget Read More...

  • Chaweng Beach

    Chaweng Beach

    Samui's busiest piece of action has some of the Island's finest surf and shopping. Nightlife in Chaweng is Read More»

  • Lamai Beach

    Lamai Beach

    Samui's second major beach is located on a cozy corner in the south of the island. Smaller and a bit more Read More»

  • Bophut Beach

    Bophut Beach

    Two kilometres of white sandy shoreline fringed by coconut palms - an ideal place to chill out. Bophut's Fisherman's Read More»

  • Maenam Beach

    Maenam Beach

    Maenam continues to draw those in search of peace and quiet, retaining  its old Samui character. Some of Samui' Read More»

  • Choeng Mon Beach

    Choeng Mon Beach

    Much more upmarket that its neighbour Big Buddha, Choeng Mon is made up of a series of bays on the north-western tip of Read More»

  • Lipa Noi Beach

    Lipa Noi Beach

    Lipa Noi Beach is one of the best locations on the island to view the sunset. During the week it's very quiet. A few Read More»

  • 10 Best Things to Do in Koh Samui

    10 Best Things to Do in Samui

    Koh Samui's things to do and see are varied and interesting. From mummified monks to the famous 'grandma' and 'grandpa' Read More»

  • 10 Best Tours in Samui

    Top 10 Tours in Samui

    There’s so much to do and see on and off the island so why not book a tour to broaden your perspective and just simply Read More»

  • Big Buddha Temple

    Big Buddha Temple

    Big Buddha temple sits majestically on a small rocky island off Koh Samui’s north-eastern corner. Known locally as Wat Read More»

  • 6 Best Viewpoints in Samui

    Exploring the island to find the best viewpoints in Samui can really be an exhilarating activity during your holiday. Read More»

  • Fisherman’s Village Samui

    Fisherman’s Village Samui

    Although the seafaring community has moved on, Fisherman’s Village still has a charming rustic look and atmosphere. Read More»

  • Hin Ta & Hin Yai

    Hin Ta & Hin Yai

    Samui's phallic rocks are as popular with Thai visitors as foreigners. In local legend the rocks represent two doomed Read More»

  • Ang Thong Marine National Park

    Ang Thong Marine Park

    The setting for the eponymous 'perfect' beach in Alex Garland's book, Ang Thong really was once home to a group of Read More»

  • Koh Phangan

    Koh Phangan

    World famous due to its Full Moon, Half Moon and many other parties, Koh Phangan actually only has about 10,000 fulltime Read More»

  • Koh Tao

    Koh Tao

    Once the haunt of sea-turtles, this small island north of Koh Samui has become a magnet for those who really want to get Read More»

  • Koh Phangan Full Moon Party

    The Full Moon Party has become a world-famous institution, but its ancestral home remains the fairly small Haad Rin Read More»

  • Top 10 Samui Nightlife

    Top 10 Samui Nightlife

    Koh Samui has some of the best nightlife in Thailand. Discos, music venues, beer bars, night shopping, and even lady Read More»

  • Top 10 Chaweng Nightlife

    Top 10 Chaweng Nightlife

    Our Top 10 Night Spots in Chaweng’s list features the most popular venues and areas to party until late in this bustling Read More»

Koh Samui Water Activities

Koh Samui cruises and water tours will give your holiday this little extra that will make it memorable. As an island, Read More...

Koh Samui Day Trips and Excursions

Koh Samui day trips and excursions offer a wide range of activities and tours that allow vacationers to discover all the Read More...

Airport Transfer

Airport Transfer Services

Our transfer services in Koh Samui will permit you to enjoy a hassle-free arrival at your holiday’s destination. Whether Read More...

3 Most Popular Tours in Samui

Ang Thong Adventure Snorkeling & Sightseeing by Speedboat

Ko Tao & Ko Nang Yuan Snorkeling Tour

Around the Island Tour

  • Top 10 Samui Shopping

    Top 10 Samui Shopping

    There are hundreds of shopping bargains to be had on Samui at almost every corner of the island. Nathon usually has the Read More»

  • Central Festival Samui

    Central Festival Samui

    Central Festival Samui is indeed the largest shopping complex in Samui and has completely changed the face of Chaweng. Read More»

  • 5 Best Night Markets in Samui

    The best night markets in Samui offer a huge selection of shopping and dining opportunities, with the added advantage Read More»

  • Samui Best Dining Experiences

    Top 10 Samui Restaurants

    You'll never go hungry on Samui; that much is certain! From delicious Thai food to international fivestar cuisine, these Read More»

  • 10 Best Thai Restaurants in Samui

    Top 10 Thai Restaurants in Samui

    Our list of the best Thai restaurants in Samui is as eclectic as can be regarding prices and flavours. Each of these Read More»

  • 10 Best Beach Clubs in Samui

    Beach clubs and beachfront bars & restaurants abound on Koh Samui. Beach dining is certainly the most popular Read More»

  • Koh Samui Diving

    Koh Samui Diving

    Koh Samui offers high-quality diving. The most famous dive site in the area is Sail Rock, North of Ko Pha Ngan, which Read More»

  • Snorkeling Trips in Samui

    Snorkeling Trips in Samui

    During a boat trip around the island you will pass some of the most stunning beaches and coves: Big Buddha Bay, Read More»

  • Samui Muay Thai

    Samui Muay Thai

    Muay Thai or Thai kick boxing is Thailand’s national sport and has been so for many years and is steeped in tradition. Read More»

Featured Stories

  • Koh Mudsum

    Koh Mudsum, also referred to as Koh Matsum, is a small island on the south side of Koh Samui. This is a favourite place Read More»

  • Crazy Golf Samui

    Crazy Golf Samui is a fun, family friendly place where you can enjoy a game of mini-golf over nine holes. They have been Read More»

  • Stacked Restaurant Samui

    Stacked Samui is perfect if you are looking for some top quality American bites in Chaweng. This restaurant serves Read More»

  • Samui Baobab Restaurant

    Samui Baobab Restaurant is a French-owned restaurant in Koh Samui where you can get a range of delicious Mediterranean Read More»

  • Koh Taen

    Koh Taen is a tiny island that can be found on the southern tip of Samui. This small island is a great place for

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  • Samui Go-Kart

    Samui Go-Kart is a great way to spend time for thrill seekers of all ages who are visiting Koh Samui. It does not matter Read More»

  • Koh Samui Weather

    Koh Samui Weather

    Koh Samui has a tropical monsoon climate. Humidity is high and temperatures average around 28 degrees Celsius. The Read More»

  • Koh Samui Information

    Koh Samui Information

    The most convenient way to get to Koh Samui is flying with Bangkok Airways from Bangkok itself, or from Singapore, Read More»

  • Koh Samui Maps

    Koh Samui Maps

    Our interactive map (and satellite views) displays hotels with photos, facilities and comments as well as attractions, Read More»

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